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    • 05 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 1540 E. Alcazar St. Los Angeles, CA 90033

    Orthopedic Boot Camp 2019 

    Saturday, January 05, 2019 8:00 AM -
    Sunday, November 03, 2019 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)


    USC Health Sciences Campus
    323-442-3156
    1540 Alcazar St. CHP 155
    Los Angeles, California 90033
    United States
     
    Map and Directions

    SEMINAR DESCRIPTION:
    This seminar series is designed for you to improve proficiency within examination, evaluation and intervention of musculoskeletal conditions.  Concepts of manual therapy, movement science and pain science are integrated to offer a broad scope of clinical practice for the orthopedic physical therapist looking for a residency level education.  Whether it is one individual seminar or the entire series you will find the content packed with clinical pearls and guidance to boost the value of your patient care experiences.

    SEMINAR OBJECTIVES:

    This seminar series is 85% hands-on lab time and is ideal for:


    • Improving clinical reasoning for common musculokeletal conditions using current evidence based practices 


    • Leaning new skills for manual therapy, movement assessment, treatment approaches, and exercise prescription 


    • Refining old skills to improve effectiveness and avoidance of falling into common pitfalls 


    • Integrating pain science into clinical practice to improve effectiveness with managing chronic conditions 


    • Providing a framework to assist in studying for the OSC exam 



    SEMINAR DATES:
     
    January 5-6:     Management of the Shoulder: Sean Johnson, PT, DPT
    January 19-20: Management of the Thoracic Spine/Ribs: Sean Johnson, PT, DPT
    February 9-10: Management of the Cervical Spine: Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT
    March 9-10:     Management of the Pelvic Girdle: Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT
    April 13-14:      Management of the Lumbar Spine: Daniel Kirages PT, DPT
    June 22-23:     Management of the Hip and Knee: Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT
    August 24-25:  Management of the Foot and Ankle: Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT

    November TBD
    Management of the Elbow, Wrist/Hand: Sean Johnson, PT, DPT


    Class runs from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily


    REGISTRATION FEES:
    Single Seminar Registration: $475
    Single Seminar Registration for USC Alumni/CI: $425
    Full Boot Camp Registration (8 seminars): $2,500 (save $1,300)
    Full Boot Camp Registration (8 seminars) for USC Alumni/CI: $2,200 (save $1,200) 

    CEU'S:
    1.5 CEU's per Single Seminar Module
    12 CEU's for Full Boot Camp Registration (8 Seminars)  

    *Payment options are available if you are enrolling for the 16 day series.  The tuition can be paid in two installments. Please call us at 323-442-3156 to arrange this option. When you register using the 2 payment option, you can select the "payment by check" method.


    Register here

    https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2538462

    Contact Information

    For more information call 323-442-3156 or email coned@pt.usc.edu

    Use code "comptsig" to recieve 15% discount.

    Note: The instructor and/or the course host are COMPTSIG members, and they are offering a 15% discount to COMPTSIG members who attend. This notification does not imply COMPTSIG's endorsement or recommendation of this course.


    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Palo Alto, CA (Facility TBD)
    • 24
    Register

    Presents:

    One Day High Velocity Low Amplitude Technique Course

    For the Licensed Therapist

    June 1, 2019

    Location: Palo Alto, CA

    (Facility TBD) 

    0.8 CEUs

    Abe Shamma, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT

    and

    Ed Schiavone PT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT  


    Description:

    Common barriers to the use of HVLA techniques cited by physical therapists include lack of confidence and insufficient instruction.  These lead to underutilization of spinal HVLA techniques in clinical practice. This course will address specific barriers to implementation of HVLA techniques in the clinic, including safety, therapist confidence, and patient selection. Techniques will be presented with an emphasis on patient and therapist comfort, ease of use, and safety. Strategies to facilitate ongoing practice and technique refinement will also be discussed.  The course will primarily consist of lab sessions with interspersed instructional components. There will be a review of evidence pertaining to HVLA, indications/contraindications to HVLA, a discussion of VBI/CAD testing, and concepts related to the model of spinal positioning and locking for HVLA. Specific techniques and strategies from osteopathic and Australian traditions will be presented. There will be ample time for practice and one on one attention.

    Participants: Physical Therapists only

    Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:12

    Educational level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Tuition:

    • COMPTSIG members - $180

    • APTA members - $210

    • Non-APTA members - $300

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to:

    *Discuss current best evidence relating to the use of High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) techniques on the spine

    *Describe and demonstrate spinal positioning and locking used in upper cervical, cervicothoracic, and lumbosacral HVLA techniques necessary to ensure patient comfort and safety while delivering an effective thrust.

    *Demonstrate enhanced proficiency in the delivery of HVLA techniques to the spine – upper cervical, cervical, CT junction and lumbosacral regions.


    Agenda:

    Morning Topic Time

    Registration 7:30-8:00


    Introduction 8:00-9:30


    Theoretical Models for HVLA,

    Spinal Biomechanics and principles of successful thrust technique

    CAD Discussion, Demo feedback


    Mid-Cervical Upslope and Downslope 9:30-10:15

    Cradle hold


    Break – 15 minutes 10:15-10:30


    Lumbar Rotation in Neutral/Extension 10:30-11:15


    Seated CT Extension Gliding 11:15-11:45


    Thoracic Supine PA (variation) 11:45-12:15


    Lunch 12:15-1:15


    Afternoon Topic Time


    Mid Cervical Upslope/Downslope 1:15-1:45

    Chin Hold


    Thoraco-lumbar rotation in side lying 1:45-2:15


    C1/2 Rotation 2:15-2:45

    Cradle hold/Chin hold


    Break – 15 minutes 2:45-3:00


    L5/S1 Rotation in Neutral/Extension and Lumbar Rotation

    Review 3:00-3:30


    Seated Thoracic Extension Gliding 3:30-4:00


    Discussion and Review Cervical Cradle hold, Lx Rot, DEMO/refinement, problem

    solving 4:00-5:00


    Wrap-up 5:00

    Instructors:

    Ed Schiavone PT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Ed Schiavone earned a BS in Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University, Ohio. He received his Orthopedic Manual Therapy certification in 2005.  Ed completed the Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in 2006 and has been an OCS since 2009. He is clinic director at Agile Physical Therapy in Palo Alto, CA.  Ed was the Agile Orthopedic Physical Therapy residency coordinator prior to taking on the clinic director position. As residency coordinator Ed has taught and mentored residents, and led faculty and education curriculum development. Ed has been on faculty of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship since 2011. As part of the fellowship faculty he mentors Fellows in training, teaches clinical reasoning in the use of manual therapy, and has taught many classes on thrust and non-thrust mobilization/manipulation. He also teaches continuing education classes on the topic of thrust techniques for the spine and extremities to physical therapists of all skill levels. In 2016, Ed co-founded PhysioTree LLC, a healthcare information technology start-up specializing in clinical applications.

    Abe Shamma, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT

    Abe earned a BS in Physical Therapy from The State University of New York at Buffalo, and a DPT from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the spine. Abe completed the Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in 2006 and has been an OCS since 2007. He is a PT clinical specialist at Kaiser Permanente in Union City, CA.  Abe was on the faculty of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship for several years. As part of the fellowship faculty he mentored Fellows in training, taught clinical reasoning in the use of manual therapy, and has taught many classes on thrust and non-thrust mobilization/manipulation. He and Ed teach continuing education classes on the topics of exercise and thrust techniques for the spine and extremities.    



    • 03 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Irvine, CA
    • 28
    Register

    Presents:

    Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Level I Practitioner

    August 3, 2019

    Location: Irvine, CA

    KOH Physical Therapy Laboratory

    9080 Irvine Center Drive

    Irvine, CA 92618 

    0.8 CEUs

    Davis Koh, DPT, MBA, GCS, CSCS

    and

    Nick Perkins, PT, DPT


    PURCHASING IASTM INSTRUMENT: (Click here)

    Cost: $175

    50% off retail price (retail price is $350). After the course it will only be 20-30% off if requested. If you are NOT interested in purchasing your own instrument, instruments will be provided at the course (limited supply)



    Course Description: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and its techniques involve the comprehensive study of different aspects of soft tissue namely fascia and aponeurotic fascia, endomysium, perimysium, epimysium and adipose tissue and the effects of a specific double or single beveled edge surgical grade instruments that can affect those tissues. Participants will be given an introduction to IASTM that includes a lecture about the anatomy and physiology of fascial and connective tissue and how it relates to IASTM. Information regarding the history of and latest research on IASTM will also be discussed. Participants will be given a clinical/lab session where they will learn the proper biomechanics and hand holds of IASTM tools. Additionally, providers will be taught on treatment protocols for 30 different diagnoses.

    Location:  TBD

    Date: August 3, 2019

    CEUs: 0.8 Credits 

    Tuition:

    • ·        COMPTSIG Members: $180
    • ·        APTA Members: $210
    • ·        Non-APTA Members: $300
    • ·        Additional $175 for IASTM instrument
    • o   Must be purchased prior to the course!***

    Participants: Physical Therapists only

    Instructor to Participant Ratio: 1:16

    Education Level: Beginner 

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:

    1)      Learn the history of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)

    2)      Describe indications and contraindications of IASTM, fascial chains and latest research on IASTM

    3)      Demonstrate the foundational strokes and proper biomechanics for IASTM

    4)      Discuss diagnosis and treatment protocol for proper IASTM utilization

    Agenda:

    Lecture will be approximately 2 hours and consist of:

    ·         History of IASTM

    ·         Discussion of the differences between different brands of IASTM

    ·         Latest research on IASTM

    ·         Indications and contraindications of AISTM

    ·         Fascia and fascial chain

    Lab portion will be approximately 6 hours and consist of:

    ·         Seven Foundational Strokes

    ·         Proper biomechanics and hand holds

    ·         Utilizing two beginner IASTM Instruments

    ·         Structures/diagnosis, treatment, protocol

    Instructors:

    Dr. Davis Koh, DPT, MBA, GCS, CSCS

    Dr. Koh is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist with over 22 years of experience. He earned his B.S. degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as his Master’s and Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. In doing so,  In 2007, Dr. Koh earned a Master’s in Business Administration from USC’s Marshall School of Business. Dr. Koh founded KOH Education to teach clinicians and students the latest research-based techniques in the field. He holds 25-30 seminars/lectures a year nationwide as Chief Clinical Instructor of KOH Education.

     

    Dr. Koh became the youngest graduate ever to earn an advanced Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in USC’s history. While at USC, Dr. Koh served on faculty as a Teaching Assistant in Orthopedics.

     Early in his career, Dr. Koh was a staff physical therapist at UCLA Medical Center before accepting an Orthopedic Residency Program with Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Koh specializes in orthopedics, cardiac, and neuro-rehabilitation. In addition to his orthopedic credentials, Dr. Koh demonstrated years of experience and expertise in age-related diseases and injuries common to the geriatric population. He is a nationally Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist (less than 1% of all physical therapists in the U.S. have this classification).

    Dr. Koh’s interests are in manual techniques such as soft tissue mobilization, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and joint thrust techniques. He utilizes international treatment techniques originating from Russia, Norway, France, Great Britain, Italy, South America, Korea and Australia that are within the scope of physical therapy practice.

    Dr. Koh is passionate about continued education as a way to stay at the forefront of his profession. As a lifelong learner, he is certified in various techniques and has completed courses with the latest research on Spinal Fascial Stretches, Myofascial Stretching, Fascial Joint Pumping Techniques, and Fascial Normalization Techniques. Currently, Dr. Koh is one of 14 providers nationwide to be certified in Fascial Manipulation Techniques and one of two providers in California to be certified. Similarly, he is the first and only Master’s level Active Release Techniques provider in Los Angeles and Orange County. Dr. Koh is a certified Graston Techniques provider.

    Dr. Koh has a strong interest in applying scientific knowledge to train athletes in improving their overall performance. He is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he has been a professional member since 2006. Dr. Koh’s leadership roles include Southern California’s State Director and Regional Director for the NSCA, overseeing more than 6,000 regional members. He has been a member of the organization’s Advisory Board as well.

     

    Dr. Koh utilizes various exercise-based techniques while treating both athletes and patient in his own practice. He is one of very few physical therapists certified as a Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC). Other certifications include Level 1 Heavy Ropes Coach and Level 1 Sandbag Dynamic Variable Resistance Coach. He is a certified provider for Functional Movement Screening and Blood Flow Restriction Exercise. Dr. Koh has also completed EXOS (Formerly Athletes Mentorship Program Levels 1-3).

     

    Dr. Koh is continuously invited as a guest speaker to share on his expertise. He has spoken at universities such as UCI Department of Sports Medicine, USC School of Physical Therapy, SHU School of Physical Therapy, Columbia University School of Physical Therapy, Loma Linda Residency Program, and RICE University. He has also been invited to speak at conferences for the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) Special Orthopedic/Manual Therapy interest group and the NSCA, where he speaks on therapeutic applications using kettle bells and heavy ropes, rehabilitation for

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    athletes, and sports related injuries. While Dr. Koh largely speaks on topics relating to physical therapy, he has spoken on subjects such as entrepreneurship and business development as well. Topics include “Starting a Physical Therapy Business during a Recession” and “Starting a Business during a Recession: How to Open a $180,000 Gym with $500 (true story).” Dr. Koh finds these particular speaking events rewarding and views them as a chance to educate future and current professionals in the field. 

     

    Dr. Koh has also spoken for athletics organizations including the New York Knicks NBA Team, New York Liberty WNBA Team, Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Team, Elite Sports and Spine Expo, and COPA World Conference. Other speaking clients include military and city departments, such as the U.S. Naval Special Warfare PT Department, U.S. Army Med Dept. at Fort Bragg, Los Angeles Fire Department, San Diego Fire Department, and CALTRANS, and corporations, such as Kaiser Medical Centers, Netflix, Paramount Studios, and OMNI Hotels and Resort.

     

    Dr. Koh maintains relations with his alma mater as President of the USC Physical Therapy Alumni Association. He has been an invited speaker for the USC School of Physical Therapy white coat ceremony  and a commencement speaker for the School’s graduation in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He also serves on the program advisory board for Irvine Valley College Physical Therapy Assistant School and Concord College of Physical Therapy Assistant School. He is also a member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) as a question writer for all National Board Specialty Examinations conducted by the APTA. 

     

    Dr. Koh has applied his extensive knowledge to assist individual athletes from national sports teams and organizations, including the NFL, NBA, WTA, AVP, LPGA, UFC, MLB, WCAA, Olympics, and the Canadian National Track & Field Team. Dr. Koh has enjoyed being a member of various medical teams for organizations including the Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour, the USA Cricket World Tour, BMX World Cup Pro Tour, VANs Pro Skateboarding and BMX Tour, and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Tour. Dr. Koh is proud to have served on medical teams at various U.S. Olympic Training Centers working with athletes from Team USA Weightlifting, Beach and Volleyball, Sailing, Bobsled & Skeleton, Cricket, Track & Field, Boxing, Gymnastics, and Tae Kwon Do. Dr. Koh was part of Team USA Medical Team for the Pan-American Games and the NCAA Tae Kwon Do Medical Team. 

    Dr. Koh has enjoyed working for singers, television shows, and other productions as part of the entertainment industry. He has been on national and international tours for So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Ringling Bros, Black Sabbath, Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Swift. 

    Within the medical-legal field, Dr. Koh has served as an expert witness for litigation cases representing universities, national skilled nursing facilities, and the government. He is currently contracted by the U.S. Government for lawsuits involving the U.S. Department of Health and Medicare. Subject cases include soft tissue mobilization and joint thrust techniques.

    Dr. Koh values public safety after witnessing multiple assaults of healthcare professionals in the field. He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and a volunteer for the the FBI Special Agents and Hostage Rescue Team Training Centers. He helps instructs  agents nationwide on kidnappings, mass arrests, and other scenarios. He is an instructor for the Los Angeles Police Department and for the Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter course. He has also completed the FBI’s: Mass Violence Prevention in Schools course, Active Shooter Preparation Action Recovery Training course, Advanced Situational Awareness Training (ASAT) and Pre-incident Indicator Course.

    On a personal level, Dr. Koh is trained in self-defense techniques used at the military level, including Close Quarters Defense (CQD) which is used by the Navy SEALS. He has been practicing Krav Maga for over 9 years. Dr. Koh is also a certified CPR/AED course instructor.

    Dr. Koh is an expert consultant and research contributor for Sketchers, Inc., Taylor-Made Golf, Inc., NBA Head Trainers Association, U.S. Olympic Sports Med Dept., Muscle-Aid Tape, Inc., Aspen Medical Products, Inc., and the USC School of

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    Physical Therapy. He has published various articles for national physical therapy publications such as Advance Magazine and In Motion Magazine. 

    Dr. Koh believes in a clinician that is well rounded in all aspects of physical therapy. Through his own experience, he has treated a wide range of demographics in various settings. His expertise has benefitted industries outside of healthcare, such as sports and entertainment, legal sector, and corporate businesses.  

    Dr. Koh was awarded one of the “Best Physical Therapists in Southern California” by KCAL9/KTLA5 Television Stations in Los Angeles.

    - Over 22 years of experience in Sports & Orthopedic PT for athletes in NBA, NFL, NCAA, MLB, and Olympic Teams - International Olympic Medical Team Provider - Team USA Volleyball Medical Team Member - Team USA Weightlifting Medical Team Member - Team USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach - Team USA Bobsled & Skeleton Medical Team Member - Team USA Sailing Medical Team Member - Team USA Track and Field Medical Team Member - NCAA Tae Kwon Do Medical Team Member - AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Medical Team Member - Vans Pro Skateboarding Medical Team Member - Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist - U.S. Government Expert Witness for Physical Therapy - Speaker to PT Schools, Medical Schools, & International PT Conferences worldwide

    Dr. Nick Perkins, PT, DPT

    Dr. Nick Perkins was born and raised in San Diego, CA. From a young age he was involved in multiple sports, and eventually became a tri-sport varsity athlete during his High School years. Dr. Perkins was also a youth sports coach where he promoted self-esteem and confidence through fitness at multiple elementary and middle schools in San Diego. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science from the University of California Irvine.

    Dr. Perkins received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy with high honors from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California. The University of St. Augustine’s comprehensive curriculum provided him with a strong background in physical rehabilitation of various patient populations with an emphasis in orthopedic and manual physical therapy.  Dr. Perkins is also an instructor with KOH Education for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques (IASTM) course.  He is a medical team member of Team USA weightlifting and the AVP Pro Beach volleyball tour.

    Dr. Perkins continues to expand his practice by becoming certified in Graston Technique, IASTM L1 & L2 Expert Practitioner using Fibroblaster, Advanced Concepts in Kinesiology Taping, and Fascial Manipulation® techniques. Dr. Perkins also completed continuing education coursework in Total Motion Release Spinal Manipulation as well as a year-long Orthopedic Manual Therapy Seminar Series. Following his passion for teaching Dr. Perkins became a Certified Clinical Instructor and has accepted multiple Physical Therapy Students for clinical internships.

    Dr. Perkins was selected as class representative for the Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA), and eventually took a leadership role as the SPTA Vice President, where he enjoyed copious opportunities to volunteer and fund-raise for local and national physical therapy initiatives. Dr. Perkins, was also chosen by his professors to be an anatomy tutor, and a Teaching Assistant for the Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation course at the University of St. Augustine. He relished the opportunity to teach his colleagues. Dr. Perkins, received certificates in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine, Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex, Extremity Integration, and Myofascial Manipulation in his final trimester. His clinical experiences allowed Dr. Perkins to treat a diverse patient population ranging from dependent geriatrics to advanced athletes in both land based and aquatic settings.

    Dr. Perkins current career goals are to continue his education with numerous other clinical specializations. Dr. Perkins hopes to continue expanding his practice and integrate his passion for athletics and fitness with his therapeutic interventions to bring out the inner athlete in all his patients. • Team USA Weightlifting Medical Team Member • AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Medical Team Member • Assistant Instructor for IASTM L1 Practitioner course for KOH Education • Certified IASTM L1 & L2 Expert Practitioner • Certified Graston Technique provider • Certified in Advanced Concepts in Kinesiology Taping technique • Certified Total Motion Release Spinal Manipulation technique • Certified Clinical Instructor • Trained in Fasical Joint Pumping techniques • Trained in Orthopedic Manual Therapy Seminar Series



    • 03 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Irvine, CA
    • 29
    Register

    Presents:

    Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Level I Practitioner

    August 3, 2019

    Location: Irvine, CA

    KOH Physical Therapy Laboratory

    9080 Irvine Center Drive

    Irvine, CA 92618 

    0.8 CEUs

    Davis Koh, DPT, MBA, GCS, CSCS

    and

    Nick Perkins, PT, DPT


    Course Description: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and its techniques involve the comprehensive study of different aspects of soft tissue namely fascia and aponeurotic fascia, endomysium, perimysium, epimysium and adipose tissue and the effects of a specific double or single beveled edge surgical grade instruments that can affect those tissues. Participants will be given an introduction to IASTM that includes a lecture about the anatomy and physiology of fascial and connective tissue and how it relates to IASTM. Information regarding the history of and latest research on IASTM will also be discussed. Participants will be given a clinical/lab session where they will learn the proper biomechanics and hand holds of IASTM tools. Additionally, providers will be taught on treatment protocols for 30 different diagnoses.

    Location:  TBD

    Date: August 3, 2019

    CEUs: 0.8 Credits 

    Tuition:

    • ·        COMPTSIG Members: $180
    • ·        APTA Members: $210
    • ·        Non-APTA Members: $300
    • ·        Additional $175 for IASTM instrument
    • o   Must be purchased prior to the course!***

    Participants: Physical Therapists only

    Instructor to Participant Ratio: 1:16

    Education Level: Beginner 

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:

    1)      Learn the history of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)

    2)      Describe indications and contraindications of IASTM, fascial chains and latest research on IASTM

    3)      Demonstrate the foundational strokes and proper biomechanics for IASTM

    4)      Discuss diagnosis and treatment protocol for proper IASTM utilization

    Agenda:

    Lecture will be approximately 2 hours and consist of:

    ·         History of IASTM

    ·         Discussion of the differences between different brands of IASTM

    ·         Latest research on IASTM

    ·         Indications and contraindications of AISTM

    ·         Fascia and fascial chain

    Lab portion will be approximately 6 hours and consist of:

    ·         Seven Foundational Strokes

    ·         Proper biomechanics and hand holds

    ·         Utilizing two beginner IASTM Instruments

    ·         Structures/diagnosis, treatment, protocol

    Instructors:

    Dr. Davis Koh, DPT, MBA, GCS, CSCS

    Dr. Koh is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist with over 22 years of experience. He earned his B.S. degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as his Master’s and Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. In doing so,  In 2007, Dr. Koh earned a Master’s in Business Administration from USC’s Marshall School of Business. Dr. Koh founded KOH Education to teach clinicians and students the latest research-based techniques in the field. He holds 25-30 seminars/lectures a year nationwide as Chief Clinical Instructor of KOH Education.

     

    Dr. Koh became the youngest graduate ever to earn an advanced Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in USC’s history. While at USC, Dr. Koh served on faculty as a Teaching Assistant in Orthopedics.

     Early in his career, Dr. Koh was a staff physical therapist at UCLA Medical Center before accepting an Orthopedic Residency Program with Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Koh specializes in orthopedics, cardiac, and neuro-rehabilitation. In addition to his orthopedic credentials, Dr. Koh demonstrated years of experience and expertise in age-related diseases and injuries common to the geriatric population. He is a nationally Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist (less than 1% of all physical therapists in the U.S. have this classification).

    Dr. Koh’s interests are in manual techniques such as soft tissue mobilization, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and joint thrust techniques. He utilizes international treatment techniques originating from Russia, Norway, France, Great Britain, Italy, South America, Korea and Australia that are within the scope of physical therapy practice.

    Dr. Koh is passionate about continued education as a way to stay at the forefront of his profession. As a lifelong learner, he is certified in various techniques and has completed courses with the latest research on Spinal Fascial Stretches, Myofascial Stretching, Fascial Joint Pumping Techniques, and Fascial Normalization Techniques. Currently, Dr. Koh is one of 14 providers nationwide to be certified in Fascial Manipulation Techniques and one of two providers in California to be certified. Similarly, he is the first and only Master’s level Active Release Techniques provider in Los Angeles and Orange County. Dr. Koh is a certified Graston Techniques provider.

    Dr. Koh has a strong interest in applying scientific knowledge to train athletes in improving their overall performance. He is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he has been a professional member since 2006. Dr. Koh’s leadership roles include Southern California’s State Director and Regional Director for the NSCA, overseeing more than 6,000 regional members. He has been a member of the organization’s Advisory Board as well.

     

    Dr. Koh utilizes various exercise-based techniques while treating both athletes and patient in his own practice. He is one of very few physical therapists certified as a Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC). Other certifications include Level 1 Heavy Ropes Coach and Level 1 Sandbag Dynamic Variable Resistance Coach. He is a certified provider for Functional Movement Screening and Blood Flow Restriction Exercise. Dr. Koh has also completed EXOS (Formerly Athletes Mentorship Program Levels 1-3).

     

    Dr. Koh is continuously invited as a guest speaker to share on his expertise. He has spoken at universities such as UCI Department of Sports Medicine, USC School of Physical Therapy, SHU School of Physical Therapy, Columbia University School of Physical Therapy, Loma Linda Residency Program, and RICE University. He has also been invited to speak at conferences for the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) Special Orthopedic/Manual Therapy interest group and the NSCA, where he speaks on therapeutic applications using kettle bells and heavy ropes, rehabilitation for

    DK Full Bio (01/2019)

    athletes, and sports related injuries. While Dr. Koh largely speaks on topics relating to physical therapy, he has spoken on subjects such as entrepreneurship and business development as well. Topics include “Starting a Physical Therapy Business during a Recession” and “Starting a Business during a Recession: How to Open a $180,000 Gym with $500 (true story).” Dr. Koh finds these particular speaking events rewarding and views them as a chance to educate future and current professionals in the field. 

     

    Dr. Koh has also spoken for athletics organizations including the New York Knicks NBA Team, New York Liberty WNBA Team, Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Team, Elite Sports and Spine Expo, and COPA World Conference. Other speaking clients include military and city departments, such as the U.S. Naval Special Warfare PT Department, U.S. Army Med Dept. at Fort Bragg, Los Angeles Fire Department, San Diego Fire Department, and CALTRANS, and corporations, such as Kaiser Medical Centers, Netflix, Paramount Studios, and OMNI Hotels and Resort.

     

    Dr. Koh maintains relations with his alma mater as President of the USC Physical Therapy Alumni Association. He has been an invited speaker for the USC School of Physical Therapy white coat ceremony  and a commencement speaker for the School’s graduation in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He also serves on the program advisory board for Irvine Valley College Physical Therapy Assistant School and Concord College of Physical Therapy Assistant School. He is also a member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) as a question writer for all National Board Specialty Examinations conducted by the APTA. 

     

    Dr. Koh has applied his extensive knowledge to assist individual athletes from national sports teams and organizations, including the NFL, NBA, WTA, AVP, LPGA, UFC, MLB, WCAA, Olympics, and the Canadian National Track & Field Team. Dr. Koh has enjoyed being a member of various medical teams for organizations including the Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour, the USA Cricket World Tour, BMX World Cup Pro Tour, VANs Pro Skateboarding and BMX Tour, and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Tour. Dr. Koh is proud to have served on medical teams at various U.S. Olympic Training Centers working with athletes from Team USA Weightlifting, Beach and Volleyball, Sailing, Bobsled & Skeleton, Cricket, Track & Field, Boxing, Gymnastics, and Tae Kwon Do. Dr. Koh was part of Team USA Medical Team for the Pan-American Games and the NCAA Tae Kwon Do Medical Team. 

    Dr. Koh has enjoyed working for singers, television shows, and other productions as part of the entertainment industry. He has been on national and international tours for So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Ringling Bros, Black Sabbath, Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Swift. 

    Within the medical-legal field, Dr. Koh has served as an expert witness for litigation cases representing universities, national skilled nursing facilities, and the government. He is currently contracted by the U.S. Government for lawsuits involving the U.S. Department of Health and Medicare. Subject cases include soft tissue mobilization and joint thrust techniques.

    Dr. Koh values public safety after witnessing multiple assaults of healthcare professionals in the field. He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and a volunteer for the the FBI Special Agents and Hostage Rescue Team Training Centers. He helps instructs  agents nationwide on kidnappings, mass arrests, and other scenarios. He is an instructor for the Los Angeles Police Department and for the Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter course. He has also completed the FBI’s: Mass Violence Prevention in Schools course, Active Shooter Preparation Action Recovery Training course, Advanced Situational Awareness Training (ASAT) and Pre-incident Indicator Course.

    On a personal level, Dr. Koh is trained in self-defense techniques used at the military level, including Close Quarters Defense (CQD) which is used by the Navy SEALS. He has been practicing Krav Maga for over 9 years. Dr. Koh is also a certified CPR/AED course instructor.

    Dr. Koh is an expert consultant and research contributor for Sketchers, Inc., Taylor-Made Golf, Inc., NBA Head Trainers Association, U.S. Olympic Sports Med Dept., Muscle-Aid Tape, Inc., Aspen Medical Products, Inc., and the USC School of

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    Physical Therapy. He has published various articles for national physical therapy publications such as Advance Magazine and In Motion Magazine. 

    Dr. Koh believes in a clinician that is well rounded in all aspects of physical therapy. Through his own experience, he has treated a wide range of demographics in various settings. His expertise has benefitted industries outside of healthcare, such as sports and entertainment, legal sector, and corporate businesses.  

    Dr. Koh was awarded one of the “Best Physical Therapists in Southern California” by KCAL9/KTLA5 Television Stations in Los Angeles.

    - Over 22 years of experience in Sports & Orthopedic PT for athletes in NBA, NFL, NCAA, MLB, and Olympic Teams - International Olympic Medical Team Provider - Team USA Volleyball Medical Team Member - Team USA Weightlifting Medical Team Member - Team USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach - Team USA Bobsled & Skeleton Medical Team Member - Team USA Sailing Medical Team Member - Team USA Track and Field Medical Team Member - NCAA Tae Kwon Do Medical Team Member - AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Medical Team Member - Vans Pro Skateboarding Medical Team Member - Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist - U.S. Government Expert Witness for Physical Therapy - Speaker to PT Schools, Medical Schools, & International PT Conferences worldwide

    Dr. Nick Perkins, PT, DPT

    Dr. Nick Perkins was born and raised in San Diego, CA. From a young age he was involved in multiple sports, and eventually became a tri-sport varsity athlete during his High School years. Dr. Perkins was also a youth sports coach where he promoted self-esteem and confidence through fitness at multiple elementary and middle schools in San Diego. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science from the University of California Irvine.

    Dr. Perkins received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy with high honors from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California. The University of St. Augustine’s comprehensive curriculum provided him with a strong background in physical rehabilitation of various patient populations with an emphasis in orthopedic and manual physical therapy.  Dr. Perkins is also an instructor with KOH Education for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques (IASTM) course.  He is a medical team member of Team USA weightlifting and the AVP Pro Beach volleyball tour.

    Dr. Perkins continues to expand his practice by becoming certified in Graston Technique, IASTM L1 & L2 Expert Practitioner using Fibroblaster, Advanced Concepts in Kinesiology Taping, and Fascial Manipulation® techniques. Dr. Perkins also completed continuing education coursework in Total Motion Release Spinal Manipulation as well as a year-long Orthopedic Manual Therapy Seminar Series. Following his passion for teaching Dr. Perkins became a Certified Clinical Instructor and has accepted multiple Physical Therapy Students for clinical internships.

    Dr. Perkins was selected as class representative for the Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA), and eventually took a leadership role as the SPTA Vice President, where he enjoyed copious opportunities to volunteer and fund-raise for local and national physical therapy initiatives. Dr. Perkins, was also chosen by his professors to be an anatomy tutor, and a Teaching Assistant for the Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation course at the University of St. Augustine. He relished the opportunity to teach his colleagues. Dr. Perkins, received certificates in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine, Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex, Extremity Integration, and Myofascial Manipulation in his final trimester. His clinical experiences allowed Dr. Perkins to treat a diverse patient population ranging from dependent geriatrics to advanced athletes in both land based and aquatic settings.

    Dr. Perkins current career goals are to continue his education with numerous other clinical specializations. Dr. Perkins hopes to continue expanding his practice and integrate his passion for athletics and fitness with his therapeutic interventions to bring out the inner athlete in all his patients. • Team USA Weightlifting Medical Team Member • AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Medical Team Member • Assistant Instructor for IASTM L1 Practitioner course for KOH Education • Certified IASTM L1 & L2 Expert Practitioner • Certified Graston Technique provider • Certified in Advanced Concepts in Kinesiology Taping technique • Certified Total Motion Release Spinal Manipulation technique • Certified Clinical Instructor • Trained in Fasical Joint Pumping techniques • Trained in Orthopedic Manual Therapy Seminar Series



Past events

09 Dec 2018 USC Orthopaedic Boot Camp December 2018
14 Jul 2018 SoCal: One Day HVLA Technique Course
09 Jun 2018 NorCal: One Day HVLA Technique Course
06 Jan 2018 USC Orthopaedic Boot Camp 2018
02 Dec 2017 One Day HVLA Technique Course for PTs (Palo Alto)
27 May 2017 One Day HVLA Technique Course for PTs (Palo Alto)
25 Mar 2017 Spinal HVLA (Bay Area): Clinical Application and Skills Development for the Physical Therapy Student
18 Mar 2017 Spinal HVLA (Los Angeles): Clinical Application and Skills Development for the Physical Therapy Student
20 Sep 2016 Laurie Hartman's Spinal & Extremity Soft Tissue and Joint Manipulation One Day Special Course
11 Sep 2016 One Day Grade V Mobilization Course - Los Angeles, CA
13 Aug 2016 Spinal High Velocity Low Amplitude Techniques 2 Day Course
22 May 2016 One Day Grade V Mobilization Course - San Francisco, CA
11 Mar 2016 Essentials of Spinal Manipulation
17 Feb 2016 APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2016
09 Jan 2016 USC Orthopaedic Boot Camp 2016
07 Nov 2015 The Hip Joint: A Comprehensive Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
21 Oct 2015 AAOMPT 2015 Conference: "OMT: Minimizing Pain, Normalizing Movement, Maximizing Function"
26 Sep 2015 California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) Annual Conference
01 Aug 2015 Practice Update: Clinical Management of the Cervical Spine
30 Jul 2015 Advanced Manipulative Therapy for the Spine and Extremities
26 Apr 2015 Grade V Mobilizations Clinically Relevant, Frequently Used, Evidence Based Techniques
18 Apr 2015 The Hip Joint: Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
11 Apr 2015 2015 California Student Conclave
13 Mar 2015 Essentials of Spinal Manipulation
10 Mar 2015 PT Legislative Day
17 Jan 2015 Diagnosis and Management of Shoulder Pain
10 Jan 2015 USC Orthopaedic Boot Camp 2015
22 Oct 2014 AAOMPT 2014 Conference: Clinical Reasoning: The Science, Skills and Value of OMPT
16 Aug 2014 ANATOMY Review: A Cadaver Course, with special focus on the Peripheral Nervous System
09 Aug 2014 The Hip Joint: A Comprehensive Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
17 May 2014 Taping Techniques for the Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapist
26 Apr 2014 The Upper Quarter Pain Puzzle...Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of the Orthopedic Patient with Upper Quarter Neuropathic Syndromes
22 Mar 2014 2014 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module II
20 Mar 2014 2014 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module I
06 Dec 2013 A CLINICAL OVERVIEW OF MANIPULATIVE PROCEDURES OF THE SPINE & EXTREMITIES - DONATIONS ONLY Nov 24-Dec 6
09 Nov 2013 An Osteopathic Approach to Pain and Dysfunction in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine
02 Nov 2013 An Osteopathic Approach to Pain and Dysfunction in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine
22 Sep 2013 Spending a Day with Master Clinicians-the Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium
18 May 2013 Taping Techniques for the Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapist
20 Apr 2013 The Hip Joint: A Comprehensive Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
17 Mar 2013 2013 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module III
15 Mar 2013 2013 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module II
23 Feb 2013 Connective Tissue Release CS100
12 Jan 2013 2013 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module I
30 Sep 2012 2012 IFOMPT Conference
30 Sep 2012 Spending a Day with Master Clinicians-the Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium
30 Jun 2012 Improving Outcomes Utilizing the McKenzie Centralization Concept and Manual Therapy in the Lumbar Spine
09 Jun 2012 Grade V Mobilizations (GPM-V) Immediately Applicable and Effective (Pomona)
24 Mar 2012 Grade V Mobilizations (GPM-V) Immediately Applicable and Effective (Sacramento)
08 Feb 2012 CSM 2012
27 Oct 2011 CPTA Advocacy Event
26 Oct 2011 AAOMPT Conference
24 Sep 2011 Spending a Day with Master Clinicians-the Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium
26 Jul 2011 COMPTSIG Statewide Membership Meeting
09 Feb 2011 CSM 2011
03 Oct 2010 COMPTSIG Business Meeting
03 Oct 2010 The Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium: Spend a Day With Master Clinicians
01 Oct 2010 California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference
22 May 2010 Lumbar Instability: Segmental Stabilization Progression into Functional Mobility. "Training for Quality of Life"
24 Apr 2010 Grade V Mobilization: An evidence-based course
27 Mar 2010 Grade V Mobilization: An evidence-based course
01 Oct 2009 COMPTSIG Business Meeting
01 Oct 2009 Looking Over the Shoulder of a Clinician

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